[Distutils] How to upgrade distribute with distribute_setup if necessary?

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 21:57:52 CEST 2012

I can't install Sphinx in a Python 3.2 directory with distribute
0.6.13 installed due to a bug in outdated distribute. Sphinx uses
distribute_setup.py and if no setuptools installed it fetches new
version where there is no such problem. The check is the following

    from setuptools import setup, find_packages
except ImportError:
    import distribute_setup
    from setuptools import setup, find_packages

What is the proper way to modify it to make distribute_setup.py
upgrade distribute if necessary?
anatoly t.

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